Most pests that live in our area are bad, no questions asked. When they invade homes, they may threaten homeowners with diseases, destroy property, or cause a lot of other problems. Bees are a bit different. Although they are capable of stinging, bees are mostly beneficial creatures. However, no one wants to live near a beehive. To help you handle a beehive on your Seguin property, here are some things to consider about these insects today.

What Attracts Bees To You?

Most bees are social insects that live in large colonies. What attracts bees to area properties? Usually, bees gravitate to areas where there are lots of flowers or budding plants to feed on. If your yard or garden is filled with floral growth or you have fruit trees on your property, bees will be much more likely to establish a nest nearby. One thing bees need to establish a nest, besides food, is a place to build. Beehives are typically found inside tree cavities, in underground burrows, and in hollow structures around homes and outbuildings. Some species of bees build on the exterior of trees and in other open areas. Carpenter bees take things to the next level by burrowing individual tunnels into sun-damaged or untreated wood.

What Can You Do To Protect Bees?

You might already know this, but bees are crucial to the health of our planet. They are the most numerous pollinators and are directly responsible for whether a landscape of greenery flourishes or struggles. Keeping this in mind, you might be wondering: are bees protected? They are. Many laws exist in different states that prohibit eliminating bees by using pesticides. This has led many pest control companies to adapt and offer relocation services. If you have a hive of bees on your property, these services will safely put them to sleep, gather them up, and move the hive and the queen to a new less populated location. Another option, if you want to host the bees yourself, is to invest in bee apiaries. This is entirely up to you and will require research into how to maintain man-made hives and gather honey seasonally. 

How To Treat A Bee Sting

There are a few different species of bees in Seguin. Bumblebees and carpenter bees do not have barbed stingers and therefore have no risk of losing their stingers after attacking. This allows them to attack multiple times until they feel their colony is safe. Honey bees are a bit different. This furry insect has a barbed stinger that regularly falls out after stinging. What you should know is that this doesn't have to be the case. If you remain calm after being stung and you allow the honey bee to free itself, it will wiggle around and then fly away. This will reduce the amount of venom injected into your body. After you have been stung by any species of bee, remove the stinger, if necessary, wash the affected area, apply a cold compress, and take an over-the-counter pain reliever, if needed. If you are allergic to the venom, consult with your doctor about what to do after being stung.

Daniel Pest Control For Bee Removal In Seguin

Our team at Daniel Pest Control offers delicate relocation services for invasive bees. We will identify hives on your property and work to gather queens, workers, and hives in order to give them a new home.

Call our team now to schedule your Seguin home for a service visit or to learn more about our bee relocation services.